In Ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle's likeness was particularly emblematic, and adorned numerous artefacts, jewellery and hieroglyphs in its heyday. But after the Romans invaded and the title of Pharaoh was subsequently dispensed with, the Ancient Egyptian symbolism of scarabs and sarcophagi disappeared between the sands of time.
That was until the 1950s, where Scarabs briefly made an appearance in the lexicon of American motorsport. Resplendent in a metallic baby-blue scheme, the reign of the Scarab was short-lived but successful in the field of sportscars, starting out in the amateur competitions and culminating in victory at the Riverside International Grand Prix, thanks to the efforts of mechanic/racer Chuck Daigh.
But despite that success, the American marque was unable to make a fruitful transition to Formula 1, enjoying nothing more than sporadic appearances at the back of the grid in 1960 before disappearing at the end of the year.